Dr. Leonard Gomella spoke at the 18th Future Directions in Urology Symposium in Colorado Springs in August 2017. In this video interview, he offers a short summary of the talks he gave at that conference.
He focuses on two factors for prostate cancer diagnosis and risk stratification that he is researching and interested in improving. The first factor is the role of genetic testing for prostate cancer risk. He reviewed our preliminary consensus data from a big meeting in Philadelphia back in March to talk about what are the indications to sending a patient on to genetic counseling for further potential screening for inherited prostate cancer risk. He talked about things that will be coming out in his paper at the end of the year.
The second topic he addressed is what he calls Beyond MRI. He spoke about the new evolving next generation imaging involving PET scanning. He talked about the fact that there are 20-30 different PET scan technologies out there, but in reality only about 5-6 are getting attention right now. He believes that these new PET imaging will allow us to move beyond standard MRI and standard CAT scans and get much more information about disease status in individual patients.